The agent of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has finally responded to the claims that his client could be joining Italian giants Juventus for a fee believed to be around €100 million (R1.5 billion).
It was reported last week that the 33-year-old could be open to a move to the Old Lady, after admitting he is not happy in Spain.
Over the last few days rumours have claimed Ronaldo is a lot closer to joining Juve than most imagine, with Tuttosport saying the Portuguese forward has agreed a move to the club.
The player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has dropped a huge hint that Ronaldo could be on his way out of Los Blancos, suggesting this is an opportunity for a new challenge.
"If that happens it'll be a new chapter and a new challenge in his brilliant career," he told Portuguese newspaper Record.
Mendes also insisted that his client will always be thankful to the Spanish giants.
"If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he'll be eternally grateful to the club, the president, everyone who works there; the medical staff, every one of the players without any exceptions, the fans and all the Madridistas found across the world," he added.
Ronaldo has scored 450 goals in 438 matches for Real, assisting a further 131 strikes. It is believed that Juve could spend up to €100 million (R1.5 billion) for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has previously spoken of his admiration for the Italian club.
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